MADISON, Wis.—Universities of Wisconsin President Jay Rothman and UW System Board of Regents President Amy B. Bogost issued the following statements today regarding the announcement by UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone.

UW System Board of Regents President Amy B. Bogost:

“Chancellor Mone has been an unwavering advocate for UW-Milwaukee, its students and the surrounding region. His accomplishments in higher education of 35 years will resonate throughout Wisconsin for decades. As one of the longest-serving chancellors within the Universities of Wisconsin, Mark has earned the respect of his colleagues and the Board of Regents.”

Universities of Wisconsin President Jay Rothman:

“For the past decade, Mark Mone has consistently elevated UW-Milwaukee with the goal of improving the lives of students and enriching the greater community. He has deftly balanced UW-Milwaukee’s dual roles as both a research and access university, helping it earn and maintain top-tier research status while also launching initiatives such as the Moon Shot for Equity. I am pleased that Mark will continue as Chancellor for the current academic year and then return to the faculty. We owe Mark a debt of gratitude for his service and look forward to his future of ongoing service at UWM.”

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